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Rutherfordton Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Fighting for Benefits While You Rest & Recuperate – Call (704) 350-2630

Being in a work-related accident is harrowing for so many reasons. You might not know if or when you can get back to your job. You probably are worried about whether or not you can keep paying bills in the meantime. You may even have reason to be concerned about how well you can recover from your injury.

At Price, Petho & Anderson, we want to be the legal team that takes as much stress off your shoulders as possible by managing the legal aspects of your workers’ compensation claim. Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Rutherfordton can create and file your claim, negotiate the details with your employer or their insurer, and protect your rights if your claim is denied. All the while, you can focus on staying comfortable at home or in the hospital and on getting better as best you can.


Discuss what to do next to manage your claim by contacting our law firm today.


Coverages Provided by Workers’ Compensation

Most employers in North Carolina must purchase workers’ compensation insurance that covers their employees in case of a work-related accident. The benefits provided to employees can vary slightly depending on the purchased policy, but they must give basic coverage necessities.

Workers’ comp given to qualifying employees in North Carolina must help pay for:

  • Medical attention: Any medical care deemed necessary to improve the injured workers’ health has to be covered by workers’ compensation. This can become complicated if the insurer argues a certain medical procedure, like extended rehabilitation, was “helpful but unnecessary”.
  • Missing wages: You are permitted to receive no less than two-thirds of your average weekly wages while you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Permanent compensation: If you are in an accident that causes lifelong injury, our Rutherfordton workers’ comp attorneys will compare your medical records to North Carolina’s schedule of injury benefits. You might have suffered a permanent injury that qualifies you for permanent compensation, even after other workers’ comp benefits end.

Liability in Workers’ Compensation Claims

It is important to note that liability is largely not a factor in workers’ compensation claims. You can admit to being the direct cause of your workplace accident and still be entirely eligible to receive full workers’ compensation benefits. Your eligibility might only be revoked if an investigation proves you were intentionally trying to get hurt at work. Additionally, you can collect workers’ compensation for an accident outside of work, as long as you were performing a work-related duty, such as delivering food to a customer or picking up office supplies from a retail store.

Top Legal Advocates for Injured Workers in North Carolina

Do not jeopardize your finances and wellbeing by going through the workers’ compensation process alone. Instead, empower yourself, gain confidence, and find time to rest by placing your case in the experienced hands of our Rutherfordton workers’ comp lawyers at Price, Petho & Anderson. We are proud of our history of great case results we have achieved for our clients, and we would be honored to get the chance to do the same for you.

Schedule an initial consultation by calling (704) 350-2630 now.

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